Fiber-reinforced composite materials are finding more and more wide-spread applications in a variety of industries. Well beyond traditional fiberglass, composites are now made from a number of different plastic, metal, and ceramic materials. Light weight and very strong, such composites are used in everything from aircraft and boats to fishing rods and golf clubs.
The unique properties of these materials present difficult analytical challenges. IMR has put in place a number of techniques designed to assess the mechanical and chemical integrity of composites. In addition, we have extensive experience with the analysis of failures of such materials and our materiolography lab is well equipped and well staffed with experts in the field.
We carry Sikorsky Approval, Pratt & Whitney Approval (including codes 15, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33 and more), A2LA and Nadcap Accreditation for Composite Testing at our Ithaca, New York location.
Come see us in booth F32 at SAMPE 2013 from May 6-9 in Long Beach, CA. Director of Materials & Product Evaluation Bill DeLaurier will be available to answer your questions.
Check out our new Fiber Reinforced Composites testing pamphlet (.pdf).